Topic: BuDS

University, BuDS workers agree to $620,000 settlement

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University, BuDS workers agree to $620,000 settlement

October 7, 2019 0 comments

The University plans to pay $620,000 distributed among more than 100 student Dining Services workers and their lawyers to settle a class action lawsuit over disputed pay.

Save Brown University Dining Services presented at the Undergraduate Council of Students general body meeting. Following policy changes from Brown Dining Services, Save BuDS aims to increase the hiring of student workers and promote transparency between BuDS and BDS.

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Save BuDS calls for increased number of student workers, transparency

October 3, 2019 0 comments

Student coalition Save Brown University Dining Services presented to the Undergraduate Council of Students at the Council’s general body meeting Wednesday evening.

Rossi’s resignation follows student complaints and a class action lawsuit filed by two former BuDS workers, alleging that the University did not fairly compensate them for their work.

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Director of Dining Services Peter Rossi to step down in May

April 25, 2019 0 comments

Peter Rossi, director of Dining Services, is stepping down from his position after 20 years at the University.

BuDS workers respond to policy, leadership changes

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BuDS workers respond to policy, leadership changes

April 22, 2019 0 comments

Following a number of changes to the policies and leadership of Brown Dining Services student employees, members of the BuDS Student Management Team have voiced fears that BDS is not prioritizing the needs of student workers.

The plaintiffs in the BuDS lawsuit are seeking compensation for time employees spent "on-call" for work. The lawsuit looks to address an alleged violation of state labor law, citing intentional underpayment and stringent rules for "on-call" workers.

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Ten students opt in to BuDS lawsuit against University

February 6, 2019 0 comments

Ten current and former Brown Dining Services student employees have opted-in to the collective civil action lawsuit against the University filed Jan. 24, according to Richard Sinapi, principal attorney at Sinapi Law Associates, who is representing the plaintiffs.

Former BuDS workers file collective action against University

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Former BuDS workers file collective action against University

January 25, 2019 0 comments

Former BuDS workers Maxwell Kozlov ’20 and Benjamin Bosis ’19, who is also a Herald staff columnist, filed a complaint in a collective civil action lawsuit against the University Thursday.

Dining Services raises wages for all student workers

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Dining Services raises wages for all student workers

November 9, 2018 0 comments

Following discussions between Brown Dining Services and the BuDS student management team, Dining Services raised student workers’ wages for all positions, wrote Director of Dining Services Peter Rossi in an email to The Herald.

Bosis ’19: The agency problem in student employment

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Bosis ’19: The agency problem in student employment

October 16, 2018 1 comment

There has been some serious blowback, to say the least, around Brown Dining Services stemming from the extreme overworking of students in supervising and management positions.

Students claim BuDS creates unfair working environment

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Students claim BuDS creates unfair working environment

October 12, 2018 0 comments

Due to alleged policy violations and understaffing, Brown Dining Services has reportedly created an unfair working environment that takes advantage of students, according to five current and former BuDS student employees.

BuDS cooking workshop aids students off meal plan

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BuDS cooking workshop aids students off meal plan

March 8, 2016 0 comments

In front of the students lay 12 promising piles of flour on a cooking work table.